Research Assistant

Job summary

The Global Health and Development Group (GHD) seek a Research Assistant for a new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) award focused on estimating the prevalence, health impact and economic cost of substandard and falsified medicines in Indonesia. The Global Health and Development Group (GHD) is based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) in Imperial’s School of Public Health (SPH). GHD’s mission is to...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01929
  • Date posted 15 July 2020
  • Closing date 13 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Global Health and Development Group (GHD) seek a Research Assistant for a new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) award focused on estimating the prevalence, health impact and economic cost of substandard and falsified medicines in Indonesia.

The Global Health and Development Group (GHD) is based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) in Imperial’s School of Public Health (SPH). GHD’s mission is to contribute to better health around the world through the more effective and equitable use of resources, by providing advice on the use of evidence and social values in making clinical and policy decisions. GHD is a core partner of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), led by the Center for Global Development.

The initiative draws on the vast experience and track record of the British National Health Service alongside world-renowned universities, think tanks, health economists and experts. As well as Imperial, iDSI works with other core partners including the China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC), China; Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand; Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway; Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), USA; Kenya Medical Research Institute (Wellcome Trust-KEMRI), Kenya; National University of Singapore (NUS); and the National Health Foundation (NUS), Thailand. Our network also includes centres of expertise in China and India, and policy and academic delivery partners across the world, making iDSI uniquely placed to forge valuable regional and global partnerships.

Duties and responsibilities

iDSI helps countries balance trade-offs and tackle specific health challenges, which in turn strengthen whole healthcare systems. We put countries in the lead, ask the right questions, commission research and convene expertise. Our responsive, context-specific technical assistance guides a country-led process of priority setting, contextualising clinical guidelines, placing decisions within legal frameworks, and building institutions to create the capacity for better healthcare policy decision-making.

Essential requirements

You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one or more of the following: health economics, evidence-based medicine (e.g. systematic reviewing, epidemiology, critical appraisal), public health, health policy. Experience of working in one of the following fields is essential: Health Economics; Medical Statistics; Clinical Trials; Public Health and Health Policy; Epidemiology or systematic reviewing.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term for 2 years in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact Adrian Gheorghe: a.gheorghe@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

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You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.